boric acid


bo·ric acid

noun \ˈbr-ik-\

Definition of BORIC ACID

:  a white crystalline acid B(OH)3 obtained from its salts and used especially as a weak antiseptic and fire-retardant

Origin of BORIC ACID

boron
First Known Use: 1869

boric acid

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BORIC ACID

: a white crystalline acid H3BO3 obtained from its salts and used especially as a weak antiseptic—called also boracic acid, orthoboric acid

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